|See the Buck in the Thicket?|
|Neither can I. Here. Let me Circle him. Is that better?|
And then we saw him. In the Frosty morning.. With the sun to our backs. It was the perfect conditions to take a picture. With Phone camera in hand, I snapped off a dozen pics. He even stood still for a long time... just for me to zoom in! I could not clearly see the tines, but I would guess from the size that he was a 6-8 pointer. I would count them later... after I got home and could clear up the pics.
|How about this one? Same Trail. Differant Deer.|
So you can imagine my disappointment when I got home and the pictures looked like junk! He was in brush, granted. But even I had a hard time finding him and I knew where he was!
|Let me Fumble with the Zoom.|
|Here we go! Not too bad given the lighting.|
Cheryl waved at him for a few seconds, but he did not stick around for me to fumble with any zoom features. I barely had to time track him as he sprinted over the road to the wood lot on the other side. The Sun was to his back ( and our front!) causing glare. So, with the bad lighting, moving target, and lack of zoom, you might expect me to batch his job as well.
|He takes off running! Cheryl waves as he disappears|
Surprisingly, it did not turn out too bad. At least you can see that it is a buck! ( I hope!) And with Cheryl getting in the way, I mean... In the picture as well, you know that the pic is authentic, and not something I photo-shopped or snagged from the internet. ( Something I NEVER do....wink wink)
This got me to thinking about Nessy and Bigfoot. Two creatures with Photographic evidence, but everyone believes is a hoax. Why is it that pictures are no longer the final authority on a subject? After my little deer sightings, I understand the frustration these con men must have felt when there were people who were skeptical of their "proof".
|Into the Woods.|
|And over the road. Nice silhouette!|
|Cheryl can't believe it! Even before the Picture Proof.|
Stockings are still going strong. 30 stockings the other day, followed by 19 and 10 today. ( Mid-week slump?) We can use the light day. Time to get caught up on other things and enjoy the many deer running around this time of year. Oh, if I had lived in Iowa when I was a hunter... Maybe I would have been more successful in my youth.